Jitai (字体): The font randomizer that fits


#281

Is there any way to use Jitai with Safari on Mac?


#282

Just use TamperMonkey for Safari.


#283

Indeed, that worked. Maybe someone could update the stickies post at the top of the thread to say so?


#284

Done! Hoping for Greasemonkey to fix their stuff soon…


#285

Whoa, check out this weird rendition of “栄”:

What in the world

I looked it up, and it seems the kyūjitai kanji got simplified to the shinjitai kanji 栄. So the 炏 radical – fire – got simplified to ⺍, which usally means “small”. Interesting.

Apparently this means this font, Nagayama Kai, uses kyūjitai kanji (at least occasionally)! Wonder if it’d be a good idea to add more kyūjitai fonts…


#286

It took me quite a bit a to get it to work, but I was finally able to.
It’s hella great!! Thank you very much form making this, it’ll help a lot.

I do have one recommendation (provided it wasn’t given before), there should be a keyboard hotkey to toggle between the base WK font and the ones Jitai puts. That way users don’t have to drag their hand all the way to their mouse. Just a tip, thought! It may be already implemented and here I am, rambling.


#287

I just can’t believe how fun this is. THANK YOU for this script!!


#288

I’m super glad you like it! What was difficult in getting it to work? If it’s not particularly easy, maybe I could improve that.

As for the keyboard shortcut - that’s been discussed a few times already. The reason Jitai doesn’t have a keyboard shortcut is fairly simple: a keyboard shortcut is too easy to subconsciously abuse. It’s too easy for it to become a reflex, hitting the key every time you have even a little trouble reading a kanji… which defeats the purpose of the script. Trying to figure out difficult fonts is part of the learning process, so circumventing that shouldn’t come too naturally.


#289

Hey @obskyr,

Is there a way to check the fonts the script is using? I downloaded some pixeled ones (PixelMPlus) but they are not appearing during reviews so i’m wondering if the script is displaying all the fonts I have installed.

Thanks, have a nice weekend!

EDIT: Oh, looking at the script I realized that you might have to ADD the fonts manually to the array of fonts (mine wasn’t on the list). I just added the name and it works perfectly. I was going to delete the comment but I guess I’ll leave it just in case it can be useful for someone. :smiley:


#290

Care to take some screenshots of the font?


#291

Yup!

I don’t think is THAT useful because it basically looks like a retro videogame, but I love it. I’d like to play and be able to read retro games anyway.


#292

In addition to the ones @dbuendia took, there are also some in a post made earlier by @polv.


#293

I’ll just leave this here then; hold CTRL to use normal font.

I can see the whole argument for it being too easy or whatever using a keypress instead of mouseover, but I for one am a poweruser who sees the mouse as nothing more than a necessary evil that should be avoided if at all possible. To each his own!


#294

I can’t thank you enough!

I’ve gone and added the mods you made, and also added @dbuendia’s font recommendation, love me some retro games.

You guys rock. Thanks again!!


#295

Cool. This is exactly what the fork feature is all about. :grin:

Regarding the “the mouse […] should be avoided if at all possible” part, though: that’s the point! Moving your hand to use the mouse is troublesome, and thus makes you think twice before checking the normal font.


#296

It’s not so good for people with repetitive strain injuries or who are trying to avoid repetitive strain injuries, though.


#297

Wow, that’s so much more disorienting than expected. Ultimately, my students’ fast handwriting is infinitely more impossible to read, but I can’t blaze through reviews now, which will help with my accuracy. I normally review so fast that I don’t have time to “Ignore” for typos. :expressionless:

A definite keeper for me. :smile:


#298

If your wrist is injured, then yeah, I suppose you’re in the minority to whom a keyboard shortcut would do more good than harm. If not, though, I doubt using the mouse is gonna do that to you - unless you check the normal font for every item, perhaps. Which I hope you aren’t. :scream:


#299

Very cool!
I have tried to find the info on re-order scripts, but this is a long thread… :frowning:
Does it work with any? I’m using a mac&safari and “Wanikani Review Order”. Once I klick on “Single Mode” ie meaning and reading paired I only get a single alternative font (sort of just a bolder one).


#300

It works with Reorder Ultimate. I haven’t heard of the one you’re using - link it here and I’ll see if I can update Jitai to work with that one too!